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Jewell Laverne Hughes

Jewell Laverne Hughes, 83, of Searcy passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at Unity Health Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1936 in Vilonia, Arkansas to the late George and Loleta Whisnant.


Jewell attended South Heights Freewill Baptist Church. She married young. Her and her husband were married October 1, 1951 and not long after she started working for the International Shoe Company. Through the years she and her husband owned and operated their own business, Searcy Sewing Vac. She loved to travel with her husband while he Pastored several churches across the states. She loved to play the piano. Jewell was greatly loved by her family, friends, and church family. She will be deeply missed.


Left to cherish her memory is her brother, Linza Whisnant, wife, Evelyn of Sherwood, Arkansas; and her caregiver, Lonnie Horton of Heber Springs, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.


In addition to her parents Jewell was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Elton Hughes.

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A Designers Choice was sent on April 2, 2019

With much love and prayers, Helen Jordan and Family

Expression of Sympathy Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy and love to Aunt Laverne's family...she was a precious lady with a beautiful heart.
I first met Aunt Laverne when I was only 5 years old. She and Uncle Elton had come to stay with us at our parsonage home in Laurel, Mississippi where they were leading Revival services for our church...Many years later, our son Jordan and I were guests in their home in Searcy...we shared lots of Southern Gospel Music stories and had a visit we will never forget!
Until we meet again, Kevin, Marla (Jordan), & Jordan Mothershed

Marla Jordan Mothershed Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM